How to care for your eyelash extensions in Vancouver’s summer

Some say summer is almost done, and some that it’s just getting started. Either way, we’re lucky to have a fairly moderate summer climate that gives us a break from the rain in the winter months. In addition to the usual retention tips, read on for additional tips to help keep your lashes flawless through Vancouver’s summer:

1. Be careful when using sunscreen and other face products

Use an oil-free sunscreen on your face, or ensure that your foundation doesn’t get on your lashes. If you use tanning oil, be careful to spray it away from your face or apply it carefully on your face.

2. Enjoy outdoor activities

Take advantage of the nice weather to go on hikes or go swimming! The great thing about eyelash extensions is that you won’t have to worry about runny makeup. Remember to avoid getting your lashes wet or activities that cause sweating for the first 24-48 hours.

After a workout session or dip in the pool (or ocean or river!), rinse and wash your lashes. Salt water and chlorine can affect lash retention, so the sooner you can wash them, the better.

3. Be careful around bonfires, BBQs and campfires

How great are summer BBQs in Vancouver?! Remember that eyelash extensions can singe just like your natural lashes and hair can. Be careful if you’re the one lighting the fire!

4. Use sealant

The sealant is made to help cure the eyelash extension and helps increase the life of the adhesive bond. If you’re planning on doing something physical, the sealant acts as a barrier between the adhesive and sweat or natural oils. Eye Love Lashes Vancouver carries sealant, ask me about it!

5. Wash your lashes

Any build up (dirt, sweat, natural oils, dead skin cells) on the lash line can cause your eyelash extensions to fall off prematurely. Showing up to your appointment with dirty lashes also means that new lashes will not stick well & time will be spent cleaning your lashes. Eye Love Lashes Vancouver carries a foam lash cleanser, ask me about it at your next appointment!

If you have any questions about how to keep your beautiful eyelash extensions in Vancouver, don’t hesitate to contact me or check out the FAQ page!

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